- The next Nigerian general elections will be held in 2027, and politicians in the country are believed to be planning for the poll already
- The opposition party, the PDP, would love to seize power from the APC; thus, its members are trying to put their platform in proper shape
- According to a fresh report, Nyesom Wike and Governor Bala Mohammed met recently, with pre-election matters allegedly topping their discourse
Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 6-year-experience covering politics and elections in Nigeria.
Wike is the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the arrowhead of the G-5. The G5 is a group of aggrieved PDP governors who refused to support Atiku Abubakar, the party's presidential candidate, because they believed the presidency ought to rotate from the north to the south.
"Bala interested in 2027 presidency", source
It was gathered that the PDP governors' forum plans to put the main opposition party in proper shape ahead of 2027.
The alleged meeting between Messrs Mohammed and Wike was held behind the curtains, according to a report by The Nation on Sunday, December 3.
The newspaper said speculations on the meeting made Wike declare that he has no aspiration to be president in 2027.
The paper quoted the source to have said:
“Bala is interested in the Presidency in 2027 and he is already building bridges in PDP and across party lines.”
The source added:
“The PDP governors forum is interested in reforming the party but some of its members are being distracted by some crucial election petitions.”
Atiku eyes control of PDP
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Atiku is plotting to retain his grip on the party.
However, he and his loyalists are uncomfortable with the party's acting national chairman, Iliya Damagum.
Why Atiku has not relocated to Dubai
Legit.ng also reported that Atiku already has his eyes on 2027.
Atiku is determined to retain control of the PDP, hence his hesitance to "relocate to Dubai. Dubai is a popular city in the United Arab Emirates.